Why Are You An Eighties Fan?

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Def Leppard, Van Halen, and KISS are the best bands ever!!
From: vanhalenkid

the music , clothes , the late nights ,pool rooms , and being a kid
From: Cathy

I LOVE the 80s because it looked more relaxing - the music was awesome and the movies were great especially Valley Girl. Forever and always a 80s fan.
From: Renee

(born in '69) I loved the 80's because music was simple. No one was trying to make a statement or wallow in self-pity. Sure, the music was all cheese and synthesizers.....but it was fun! The free-spirited, fun-loving side of the 80's spilled out into fashion and it seemed that ANYTHING WENT in the 80's as long as it had a designer name slapped on it. Women could dye their hair strange colors and cut it at strange angles and it was a thing of beauty! But, the 80's were spiritually bankrupt.....and couldn't last.......thus ended a decade of bumble-gum music, flamboyant clothing and selfish lifestyles as the children of the 80's grew into the grown-ups of the 90's. Maybe that's why the 90's were so depressing.
From: tari

I was born in 1970 so was a teenager in the 80s. I loved the TV, the music - listening to the British top 40 was like a religion, the movies were hilarious. Going to the cinema with your mates was a major outing! Teenager today seem to have EVERYTHING in terms of technology ... I have embraced some of it because I love itunes and my ipod but I do stay true to my teenage years and play lots of 80s on it! The decade of your youth always holds significant importance in your life I think.
From: Louise Bruzon

oh wow what a site i was born in 1974 & was lucky enough to be a true 80s child . oh the soundtrack to my youth bon jovi gnr metallica poison thunder prince queen duran duran wham and of couse fgth relax what a song!!yes i had the t shirt frankie says...... to go with my puffball or ra ra skirt dungarees flying suits and stilletos oh those were the days. playing out in the street or fields from dawn till dusk no worries no cares always feeling safe. rushing in to watch dukes of hazzard family ties hart to hart getting my pocket money on a saturday to go to the pictures back to the future indianna jones ET breakfast club st elmos fire ferris buellers day off top gun having my first kiss at the school disco to take my breath away . If i had one wish it would be to go back to the innocence of those days yes i know there were world crisis going on but we didnt see them they didnt really affect us till the falklands conflict. i must stop now or i will be here 4 eva the 80s will never die we will not allow it !!
From: lou

Born in 1967 here. I have to say my best memory is Wendy's "WHERE'S THE BEEF" Oh, lets not forget Colored Lee Jeans and matching color Izods.
From: Reo

Omigod! I love the 80s! It's the best decade ever in my opinion. I was born in December of 1991 which was wrong. I was born 20 years too late. I hate everything from now. That stupid rap music is the only the my siblings listen to. I only listen to stuff from the 1980s. Man I wish I could have been a teenager back then! I love the music, the fashion, the hair and things were much simpler back then. I wouldn't have to worry about being kidnapped like we do now. I cut up my shirts all the time and I have a lot of rubber bracelets. I'm still trying to make my hair big but I don't know how. The movies were awesome! Ferris Buellers Day off is my favorite movie in the world. My sister think I'm weird but I don't care. The 80's were rad! LONG LIVE THE 80s!!!!!!!
From: 80's girl

I am only 15 and I love the eighties too. My mum and dad raised me on songs from their era and I have always been addicted. My friends think I'm weird :-)
From: Alison

I was born in 1986 but I know about the 80s. I loved the 80s toons such as DuckTales, Rescue Rangers, GI Joe, Gummi Bears, Popples, Care Bears and others! Today's cartoons are so stupid. The music was good and varied. Now the only popular music genres is rap, emo and pop. I also liked the 90s (early-mid).
From: Ashley Smith

Hey guys first of all i just wanna say i am completley just plain MAD that i dont live in the eighties i gess u could say im a teen ritenow and my boyfriend is OBSESSED with KISS AC/DC VAN HALEN POISIN CINDERELLA AEROSMITH and all that good other stuff I LOVE it 2 but there's just nuttin better then Love is A battle field I love all tha big curly hair Trans-ams,tha concert's and the awsome clothes! I think the eeighties clothes r all comin bak in and fast 2! omg i cant wait!....YAY! lol well I wish I could have been a teen bak then but ohwell!....STRUT IT!
From: Sabra Nicole

I loved the way girls looked. The clothes, the attitude. the tight-fitting outfits, the footwear!
From: kevin

i love the 80s because most people just didn't care what you thought and they were their own person!
From: bex

Because of the music, clothes, hairstyles, and movies. I was born in 1985 AKA 20 years too late:(
From: Erling

Man, the 80s were great! I was born in 79 and got to experience much of the 80s. We had the best cartoons and TV shows: Thundercats, Jem and the Holigrams, Transformers, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Afterschool Specials, and so much more, I could go on all day. Things were so much safer. I remember playing outside with the neighborhood kids until the street lights came on and my mother yelling out the window for us to come in. I believe we would have slept outside if we could have. I remember the B'bays walking around with their silver and gold Boom Boxes, and boy were they big. Run DMC, LL, Salt and Pepa... Banana clips, jerry curls, sluch socks, club shirts, British Knights, acid wash, Oh, man, that was the best time to grow up...I loved it and wouldn't change a thing.
From: Kendra

I was born in 1990, so technically I am not a "Child of the 80s". But I remember when my teenage cousins and sister would babysit me. They always wore leggings, big sweatshirts and wore their hair in side ponytails with poofy bangs. They played Barbies, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, and Cabbage Patch Kids with me. They had me dance along with their favorite songs, and I remember they loved the song, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. We would watch Seseme Street and Barney, and then they would turn on their shows: The Cosby Show, Facts of Life and Full House. I am amazed that they LOVED Full House, because it is now my ABSOLUTE favorite show. I watch all the reruns and was VERY disapointed to find out all of the cast members were now years older than they had been in the show! I was watching The Surreal Life on MTV and my older sister said that one of the girls on the show was from the GoGo's, her favorite 80s band. I watch movies like Back to the Future, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and the Goonies. My sister will tell me how her and our cousins would watch them when they came out in the 80s. I still remember the CareBears, my sister and cousins would always watch the show with me. I also remember having a Strawberry Shortcake doll house. When I asked my mom where it was, I was disapointed to find out that we had sold it when we moved. I go shopping with my younger sistere, who are 11, 7 and 4 years old. We go into the doll aisle, and all we see are Bratz and other dolls I wouldn't have wanted to play with when I was younger. They don't have Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Ponies, and only a few left over Barbies still on the shelves. They don't have that many Polly Pockets either, which were brand new last time I was down the doll aisle looking for myself. They don't play the old TV shows I remember growing up watching. I still wish the 80s toys and clothes were back in style. Delia*s, a store I just found out about, carries some 80s clothes, and the leggings are coming back. Hopefully the 80s style will too!
From: keely

I was born in 1967, so I was also a teen in the eighties, I loved the fashion,the Music, the movies,videos and the tube and just hanging out with friends. You had to watch Mv3,it was the video show to die for,it had three hosts, Richard Blade, Karen ?-who was way hot, and another guy with dark hair whose name I have forgotten. This was the show to watch to see all of the latest-hottest videos, as well as many in studio performances. It was new and unique at the time. I also love to watch Square pegs, which featured a totally killer soundtrack by the Waitresses. This is where we got our first glance at the then awkward geeky looking Sarah Jessica Parker in the form of the character Patty Greene. The cast also included the lovely Jamie Gertz as Muffy Teppermen and last but not least Tracey Nelson. NO I am not stuck in the eighties, but do visit there from time to time with friends. It was simply a cool decade to grow up in and I enjoyed every minute of it.
From: The*Hot*Wax*Kid

I was born in the year 1993, alas, about 20 years too late. I know lots of stuff thanks to this site, and movies and countless "I love The.." specials on VH1. I wish I lived in the 80s. Everything was so fun and colorful. Sure, I had a lot of the stuff my mom had growing up, i.e. My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, etc. But I could never quite get the full effect. I love Full House and The Cosby Show and in my mind, it's always 1986.
From: Kat

I was 14 in 1980. Duran Duran and Depeche Mode kicked it all off. Then New Order put the whole decade into a higher sphere with Blue Monday in 1983 and they essentially defined that decade for me. The torrent of talent coming out of the UK at the time was just too incredible. And let's not forget house music out of the States which was completely mesmerising. The 80s closed out with The Happy Mondays playing Hallelujah and self destructing amid the drug fuelled excess of the late 80s rave culture. What a fab ten years. I will never forget that decade.
From: Charles

I was 14 in 1980. It's so hard to describe what FUN it was. I grew up in the Bronx. The block parties! People would come out with crate upon crate of records, set up speakers and their turntables and the party was ON. The supertight, straight leg jeans! MTV. Aha's "Take On Me" video. The funky lighting at the club to show off your crazy 80s colors and lipstick. The coke spoon earrings. I wore 100s of bangles. STIFF STUFF to get that big-hair look to stay and how hard it was to get it out. Baggies! I wore baggies a lot. All the pins I would wear on my jackets and coats. The blazers. Seeing "Purple Rain" for the first time in a theatre packed with Prince fans. The Cover Girls! Free style, the best dance music ever! The Palladium, The Fun House, 4D, Riddler's so many clubs, so little time. Doug E Fresh's "The Show" is still one of my favorite songs. It's a time I will always remember fondly.
From: Ana

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